M. L. . 5TEAUNS
Vol. 9. No. 24
WELLESLEY, MASS., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 1910
Price 5 Cents
President: Constance Eustis, 1911.
Vice-president: Isabel Noyes, 1911.
Secretary: Katharine Bingham, 1912.
Treasurer: Mildred Keim, 1912.
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1912, Mary Colt. 1913.
Miss Florence Converse's Reading
of the "Masque of the Sibyls."
Admirers of Miss Converse's work, and
lovers of all good literature, found rare pleas-
ure in the author's reading of her new play,
"The Masque of the Sibyls," in College Hall
Chapel, April nth.
The persons in the masque are as follows:
Emmanuela, a young prophetess whom the
children call Ullina.
The CuMiEAN Sibyl, whom the children call
Apollo, whom the children call the Harper,
The Greek children:
Ion, who wants to be a philosopher.
SPYRIDION, a little athlete, who asks only
to bear burdens.
/Esklepios, a lame boy, endowed with gifts
Aoi.ua, who invents beautiful patterns.
The Italian children:
Vittorino, who has a sword, and is there-
fore a peacemaker.
Felice, a little merchant who does not
ask a price.
GlUSTlNIANO, who goes by the Book.
Cornelia, who plays house and has three
Mafalda, who loves "every mi
flower that blows."
The Gothic children:
THEODORIC, a little sea-rover with a mis-
HeREWARD, who sings songs.
BRUNHILDA, who makes riddles and asks
Time: At the edge of eternity, from mid-
afternoon to sunset of a day in spring.
Setting: Former site of Cumae. Contains
of the Sibyl, on heights near the ruins
of the Acropolis. Columns of rnins of
temple of Apollo rising on one side.
In the opening of the masque, the children
are playing among the ruins of the old temple
of Apollo, building a symbolic wall, when the
Cumaean Sibyl enters, tearing up leaves and
scattering them to the four winds of heaven.
The children are not in the least in awe of
her, but speak of her familiarly and affection-
ately as "Granny." While building the watf
their youthful minds dwell on the past glories
of Rome, and there ensues a quaint dis-
cussion of the doctrine of kings. Granny is
appealed to, and humanly pleased, begins to
unfold to the children, who group themselves
at her feet, the old, old story of the Eternal
City. In a strange, wild chant, in most ar-
tistic contrast to the light joyousness of the
chUdreali 1 .:1k, si. iply and dramatical
tells her story of the Sibylline prophecies —
how she wrote them, offering the nine luniks
for sale; the successive burnings; and the
final purchase of the remaining three books
by King Tarquin. Too much cannot be said
in praise of the author's construction of this
dialogue and her expressive reading, bringing
out all the light and shade, with the figure of
the Sibyl always an impressive one, yet never
overshadowing the delicate loveliness of her
portrayal of the children.
Then Apollo appears, accompanied by the
fearless and innocent Emmanuela. Ever his
seductive music pierces the air, luring men's
souls away- But the children stuff their ears,
and Emmanuela cannot hear him.
One by one the children creep away, leav-
ing Apollo to attempt the wooing of Em-
manuela. Magnificent in his pride, he
describes his mastery of the world of music
and light, and defies a rival. But Emman-
uela, whose soul is consecrated to her Re-
deemer, whom she sees as in a vision, is proof
against his seductions, and Apollo, baffled
mystified in the truly human masculine fash-
ion, disappears into the cavernous depths of
the cave of the Sibyl, taking with him the
old prophetess, who has died at his feet.
The last touch in the masque is happily given
by the children, who close the play with an
exquisite bit of poetry, rejoicing at the re-
covery of their playmate and the beneficence
of their Father,
The children in the masque are exquisite
representations of childhood. Thi
moods and words are reproduced with a
reality and charm rare indeed to find. The
figure of tlie ("urn can Sibyl, rich in dark
symbolism, forms a splendid contrast to thai
of the children, and Emmanuela, the "fair-
est, wisest, youngest of the Sibyls," is an
ting connecting link between them
both. The character of Apollo is not in-
tended to be the classic conception, but.
shows us a luminous figure, the embodiment
of music- and seduction, full of mysterious
(lattery and smiles.
As a bit of character presentation, as a
work of poetic imagination, and as an ar-
tistically-constructed drama, the "Masque
of the Sibyls," read so charmingly by its
author, is a work of which Wellesley may be
uple copy is in the b where
orders for the volume may be left.
A novel and extremely successful Barn-
swallow entertainment was given by the
Freshman class, Saturday evening, April 16,
in the Barn, when they entertained the rest
of the college at a cotillion. We were pre-
pared £01 i plendid time by the .alluring
posters thai had decorated the bulletin board
for a few previous days, but this was cer-
tainh a casi in which realization exceeded an-
ticipation in pleasure. We doubt if anyone
would claim to have had anything but a
rousing good time from the moment she en-
tered and was presented with her number
until the lights went, out and the evening was
This scheme of giving numbers, by
the way, showed good management on the
part of the committee, as it avoided the
crowding that is an unpleasant part of many
Barnswallow dances. By this arrangement,
only those whose numbers were called danced
that particular figure, thus giving everyone
a turn, and making that turn more enjoyable
through a comfortable amount of space.
Tin- cotillion was led by Mary Colt and
Beatrice Twiss, and consisted of twelve fig-
ures. A very pretty effect was that of the
ribbon figure, and another, that of the figure
with balls. A novel way of choosing part-
ners was that afforded by the "Slippers and
i " figure, in which a sheet concealed all
of the would-be chosen except their feet, and
one chose a partner by stepping on her
The favors, consisting of flags, flowers,
fans and Japanese favors, were dainty and
well-chosen, and will doubtless have a place
of honor on the pages of many a Memory
Refreshments of ices were served. The
guests will surely declare, one and all, that
the Freshman cotillion quite compensated
them for not seeing the Freshman play, and
thank 1913 and the committee for a delight-
ful evening. The committee was as follows:
Carrie Powell, 1913, Chairman; Grace
Hendrie, 1910, Helen Frazier, 191 1, Dorothy
Conor, 1912, and Marion Prince, Margaret
Wilson, Mary Johnston, Elizabeth Jackson,
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H is strange, at class meetings and at the
meetings <>\ other large organizations, to ob-
serve how little part a large number of girls
take in the general running of college affairs.
Time after time, when matters are up for dis-
cussion, the same few girls rise to give their
opinions, and after a long silence make a mo-
tion which passes unanimously. The vast
majority sits back in its seat, and, at the
proper moment, gives vent to a relieved
"Ave," as though glad to have that over.
And of course, if a measure works out badly,
the blame lies always with the vigorous few —
the indifferent ones, having thought nothing
on the subject, virtuously feed that the fault
is not theirs.
This same spirit — if anything so passive
can be termed a spirit— evinces itself contin-
ually at elections. You ask some one of these
victims of mob consciousness for whom she in-
tends to vole, and the probable answer is the
question, "Who's up?" Apparently this
type of person has no ideas of her own what-
ever, and is very willing to adopt the first and
simplest ones thrust upon her. Anything
rather than thinking a thing out for herself.
In classes, too, this attitude is manifest.
Unless the instructor calls upon students sys-
tematically through the alphabet, the same
few girls recite and volunteer daily, while tin-
remainder of the class looks blank, and oc-
casionally takes some notes. These latter are
the girls who, when a paper is assigned, never
dream of thinking out the subject in hand for
themselves, but hastily scan their notes or
seek the volumes in the library in search of
thoughts pleasing to the instructor. They
seem to lack completely a confidence in them-
selves and their ability; their mind
steeped in a kind of apathy resembling so
much putty, which any passer-by may take
up, mould, and leave to the next wayfarer.
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Such opinions as they possess are either those
instilled since childhood or those forced upon
them by outsiders. For the rest, they pos-
sess numerous scattered ideas on numerous
unconnected subjects. Their mental life
entails no more vitality than is expressed by
an impartial and much abridged encyclope-
Probably these people an' fairly happy —
they are so ready to agree with everyone, so
acquiescent, so .adaptable to every shift in
the breeze of public opinion, so ready to let
things go, so long as they are not bothered or
rendered Uncomfortable. But they seldom
count for anything - their places in life might
easily be filled by others of their kind without
any difference to the world about them, which
is seldom the better and often much the
worse — such a clog in the wheels are the in-
different — for their being in it.
It has been said that ours is an age of social
service, and doubtless, as you hav
heard, from those obtaining the best ad-
vantages of the age, the most will In- expected.
Unless you lock yourself in, or retire into the
depths of Africa, you with the pleasant
smile and non-committal ways, will be made
very uncomfortable. You may ignore your
responsibility or evade it, but you will find,
in the long run, that, with half (lie amount of
energy spent in dodging an issue, you might
have advanced and settled it summarily.
And not only do you help yourself in so do-
ing, but you materially aid the few to whose
efforts you have been as the old man of the
Try to get into the habit of forming judg-
ments for yourself, and not only of forming
them, but of expressing them clearly and
forcibly. Don't drift aimlessly about wait-
ing for something or someone to solve all the
problems of existence for you; use your own
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head and your own thoughts and make a per-
sonality for yourself. Recall to your mind
i thai man is defined as a. reasoning
being, and consider well your claim to that
And just incidentally, the next time your
instructor calls for your opinion in class,
don't try hurriedly to remember what the
authority in the library said on the subject,
in a state of mind similar to that of the man
who enjoyed his book, but hesitated 1
mend it, as he hadn't read any criticisms.
Again, when there is an election, don't wait
for the second ballot to discover the popular
candidates and vote accordingly — or per-
haps, as many do, not voteat all; and when
a question like the Tree Day pageant is dis-
cussed, take the trouble to know what you
want beforehand and don't reserve for others
tlic blame for uncomfortable results.
There are a few suggestions for Freshman
competitors posted on the door of the News
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Sunday, April 24, a1 11.00 A.M., service in Houghton Memorial
Chapel. Sermon by Dr. Edward C. Moore, of Harvard Univer-
At 7.00 P.M., in Houghton Memorial Chapel, vesper service
with special music.
Monday, April 25, at 7.45 P.M., in The Shakespeare House,
Deutscher Verein play.
Tuesday, April 2(\ at 4.20 P.M., in Billings Hall, a recital of Scan.
dinavian composition- by Miss Alice C. Brown, pianist, and
Mr. Albert T. Foster, violinist.
At 7.30 P.M., meeting of tin Social Study (dub.
Thursday, April 29, Frau Amalievon Ende (author of an interesting
hook on New York, published by Marquardl in Berlin), a mem-
ber of the literary stall of the New York Evening Post, the
Nation, the German Literarisches Echo, and also a regular con-
tributor to "The Theater," and the "International Encyclo-
pedia Year Book," will lecture to the German Department in
College Hall Chapel. The subjects of her lectures will be:
"Zeitgenoessischc deutsche Dichtung," and " Der ncuc Frauen-
typus Europas." The Department cordially invites all who
care to do so to attend these lectures, which promise to be of
distinctive and general interest.
Saturday, May 1, at 3.20 P.M., in College Hall Chapel, Miss Laura
I). Gill will speak in regard to employments lor women other
The Christian Association meeting, Thursday evening, was led
by Marion Knowles. The subject was "Our Ideals, how to raise
and guard them." This subject Dr. Clifford treated last week and
Mr. Mott's sermon last Sunday bore on the same theme.
In the village the subject of the Christian Association meeting,
led by Katharine Duffield, was taken from Acts 1 : <S: "Ye shall be
On Thursday, April 14, a few members of Course 10 of the
Economies Department, went to Boston to watch the inspection
ot the immigrants who came in on a steamer from Liverpool.
Mis>, Grace B. Bicknell of the Teachers' Exchange of Boston,
rred on Thursday afternoon in the Browning room with stu-
dents who are thinking of joining a teachers' agency.
The Rowing Club had a party at Agora on April 12.
Dorothy Mills has been elected captain of the 191 1 running
The Walking Club made a trip to Echo Bridge in Newton,
Miss Homans announces the following additional appointments
of members of the Class of 1910 of the Department of Hygiene and
Physical Education: Margaret Andrews — Y. W. C. A. of Brooklyn;
Susanne Rogers — The Baldwin School, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.
On April 16, Prof. Ralph B. Perry of Harvard lectured before
the classes in Philosophy 4 on "Consciousness under the New Real
Miss Fisher led an expedition of members of Geology 3 to
Xewtonville on Wednesday, April 13.
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The officers of the Women's Municipal League of Boston
spoke to the Economics 6 class on Thursday, April 14.
Professor Whiting lectured to the Woman's Union of the
Congregational Church and their friends on the afternoi >n 1 >f April 12,
on "Comets, especially Halley's Comet." A large audience was
present in the Art Lecture Room, where the talk was given. Main-
lantern slides were shown in illustration.
At tlie recent trials to fill the vacancies in the choir, the following
were accepted, out of thirty-five candidates: Gladys White, 191 1;
Lucile Rhodes, 191 1; Ethel Trowbridge, 1912: Ruth Rodman,
1912; Evelyn Wells, 1913; Rachel Burbank, 1913.
On Friday evening, April 15, the cast of the Sophomore play
had a dinner at Tau Zcta Epsilon House.
On Monday, April IS, Pedagogy I had a trip to the Brookline
On Monday, April 11, the Alliance Franchise gave a program
consisting of five charades which were very well worked out, despite
some impromptu costumes and unforeseen contingencies. The
Alliance was honored by a visit from Chantccler himself, who ap-
peared in gorgeous attire and crowed in a happy style.
On departing each guest was presented with a small imported
French flag, a suitable memoir of the occasion.
The Alliance wishes to thank Miss Dalzell and Miss Andem
for the evening's entertainment, and also Mademoiselle Cheron,
who helped greatly with her advice.
PROFESSOR MACDOUGALL'S LECTURE.
On Wednesday evening, April 13, Professor MacDougall ad-
dressed the Freshman class on the subject of "Personality in
Music." Personality he defined as individuality, originality, or
soul. Because music has no unequivocal meaning, is "spineless,"
in other words, it must have something to give it shape and lasting
power. This is found in the variety of forms and network of laws
which enmesh the composer. The three laws, in particular, under
which he may find himself are those imposed by higher powers,
by the limitations of the man himself, and by the immutable laws of
nature. Great geniuses are men who have overthrown the first two,
while acting in harmony with the third. As a revelation of different
personalities, Professor MacDougall played selections from Bach,
Handel, Beethoven and Schumann. In conclusion, he said that
personality is a most precious thing, that one should respect his own
individuality, work to free himself from mechanism, and feel in
honor bound to give to the world that spark of himself which we
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The application list for teachers in the Daily Vacation Bible
Schools is still open, and Miss Button will be glad to give informa-
tion to any who arc interested. The work has increased so rapidly
since its beginning three years ago that these schools will be carried
on in fifteen cities this summer. Both paid and volunteer workers
are needed, and there is an especially urgent call for help in the
SUNDAY=SCHOOL TEACHERS NEEDED.
The Christian Association has received an urgent request for
two Sunday-school teachers needed to carry on the work of a small
nearby Sunday-school for the remaining weeks of the term. Anyone
wishing to undertake this service is asked to leave her name at the
Association Office this week.
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The glories of spring are a never-ceasing inspiration to all
amateur poets and it is not thi this Free Presser to exalt
them further. It does seem to me. however, that as day by day
we become more and more enshrouded in the buoyancy of the
q, we might cast off from us some of our deep-rooted, often
fruitless responsibility which has always grown to such an undue
height by the end of the college year. We realize now the inconsis-
tency of our care-wornness with the blithesome irresponsibility of
spring. The decision of all the important questions of the universe,
the complete analysis of human nature and the perfecting of the
faults of humanity are not left entirely to us. We have not the
burden of Atlas. Why can we not cease probing into the depths of
reality ant 1 , soar for a while with the ir imagination?
Not long ago, I was talking with a student, a Junior, who was
utterly discouraged over college conditions for scholarly work. She
was enthusiastic and eager over her subjects. She desired to get the
best possible from them, and she felt that she was constantly falling
below her mark, and imk rming superficial habits of work,
not because of extra-academic activities n prevent their
encroachments), but on account of arrangements for which neither
she nor ot re in any way responsible — arrangements
especially of the college curriculum, the cut-up schedule, and the
number of subjects taken at any one time.
It will be remembered that the magazine rs ago were
full of articles deprecating the lack of scholarly concentration among
college students. It would be interesting to know how far there is a
sense of discontent among students themselves in regard to the re-
sults of their college course, and how far any inadequate result is
regarded as the fault of the conditions of schedule and curriculum.
It would be especially interesting to have some expression of
opinion from Sen
A. V. V. Brown.
Torn between her appreciation of the boundless enthusiasm ex-
hibited in cheering for Student Government's successful candidates,
and the hard, relent" hat a little over five hundred voted
on the first ballot for President, and a few more than four hundred
on that for Vice-president, the Wellesley idealist pauses. Stu-
dent Government, of all student activities, seems to embody the
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of this startling negligence of our tiny civic duties here — and the
registration slips surely show no such appalling absences.
At this rate will the present members of this college be soon
worthy of the ballot?
Though a member of 1913, the youngest of the noble band of
Free Pressers, I should like to protest about the whispering that goes
on during Hygiene hour. This, of course, applies to you, my class-
mates. Maybe you have a Hough and Sedgwick at home, and are
not at all interested in the wigglings of the skeleton dangling from
the College Hall chandelier, but there are others who would like to
listen, if only through courtesy to the instructor.
PARLIAMENT OF FOOLS.
On the shores of Fair Lake Waban
By the shining-big-sea-watcr,
Is a point called Tupelo,
Where the pine trees whisper low,
Where the oaks nod to and fro.
Where the beeches swinging slew
List to maid, and man below.
This happy couple, chatting swiftly,
Ever murmuring, laughing softly,
Neath the arched branches lofty,
Oft forget in their absorption
Deep in their own sweet oblivion, —
That other couples come and go
For at the bench they have no show!
THE WAIL OF A FRESHMAN.
It's no joke to be a Freshman in these torrid, springy days.
Trotting briskly up that hot brick walk, with all its winding ways,
Dashing madly up to college in the early morning wet,
Another dash at twelve for lunch in dear old Noanett.
A sprint for a one-thirty, neath a hot and boiling sun,
You feel worse than a dishrag when that frightful race is run.
Then down again at three o'clock to dress yourself for crew,
Then up again, to be on time you run your hardest, too.
Down once again to supper, in a moist and sloppy state,
And up to hear a lecture decreed to you by fate.
Then back to vill. and lumpy couch and its uncertain ways.
It's no joke to be a Freshman in these torrid, springy days.
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The enthusiastic audience which crowded the balcony and
stage of Mary Hemenway Hall, at the Indoor Meet, Monday morn-
ing, April 1 1, will testify to its success. Perhaps the fact that tickets
were at a premium gave the comparatively few privileged spectators
added enjoyment and appreciation; certainly it was a keenly-in-
terested crowd that beguiled all the waits and filled in all the pauses
with songs and cheers (musical, you understand!).
The meet was won by 191 1 with 231 points, 1910 gaining sec-
ond place with 228 points, 191 2 third place with 205 points, and
19 1 3 fourth place with 203 points.
The teams were as follows:
Baxter, Sarah (capt.),
Wiss, Florence (eapt.)
Keim, Mildred (capt.)
Guion, Josephine (capt.)
The order of events follows :
1. Introductory exerci-
2. Span bend standing — heel raising.
3. Rotary hand travelling.
4. Balance exercises.
5. One-half stretch fall out standing position.
6. One-half stretch side fall standing position.
7. Travelling between ropes.
8. Overgrasp hanging flexion and extension of knees.
9. Reach grasp standing — mount to balance hanging position.
10. Balance hanging — somersault.
11. Running swing jump over rope.
12. Running face vault over box.
13. Running oblique vault over box.
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The first event, in which all four classes took part, showed, on
the whole, good form and quick, intelligent obedience to orders.
1910's showing was especially good. Events 5 and 6 were done re-
markably well, requiring control of the body and good form,
fault could be found with any one of the competitors in these two
All of the events showed skill and practice, and mention should
especially be made of the difficult exercises on the stall-bars, events
2 and 8, which demanded remarkable endurance and poise on the
part of the contestants.
Perhaps the most interesting events to watch, as being less me-
chanical than the others, were events 3. 7. 10 and n. Number 10
particularly, the balance hanging-somersault, showed a great
amount of practice and perfect control of the body.
It is extremely hard, however, to speak of any one event with-
out feeling that injustice has been done to the others, for every
event was done on the whole in a praiseworthy manner, and was a
credit to the teams, the instructors and the college.
At the close of the • presented the Lincoln
Challenge Cup to Sarah Baxter for the Class of 191 1, winner of first
place in the meet.
Ruth Elliott presented W's to Margery Hoyt, 1910, Ridie
Guion. 191 1. and Bertha Schedlcr. 191 1.
The judges were Kate B. Wallace. Radcliffe College, Edna L.
Williams and Marion W. Hartwell, Wellesley College.
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On Friday evening, April 15, in College Hall Chapel, Dr. J.
Rendel Harris delivered the first of his lectures to the students of
Biblical History. It was on "The Extra-Canonical Sayings of
Jesus." The principal proof for the existence of such sayings lies in
the discovery of some of these "logia" or "oracles" written on a
single papyrus leaf, which was found during the excavation of an
Egyptian city. The leaf is page eleven of a lost book and is covered
by sayings, some homely and unknown, and others similar to those
found in the gospels, and probably represents the earliest form of
teaching. From this discovery has been evolved the theory of
further lost sayings, which theory is substantiated by quotations
which Paul makes of sayings of Jesus which are not found in the
gospels; and further by the fact that phrases from the logia fit in so
well with various phrases in the gospel to complete the two halves oi
an antithetical sentence; while other sayings like that about the
city on the hill quite overlap Biblical material.
Dr. Harris then spoke of various legends existing in the apoch-
ryphal gospel, especially those centering about the boyhood of
[esus and showed how these, although often fantastic and quite
crude, could be brought into connection with the gospel through
Luke's story of Jesus and the doctors in the temple. He also called
attention to one story probably overlooked by the early church
which has survived through Mahomet in the Koran.
In conclusion, Dr. Harris emphasized three points in regard to
the welcoming of new additions to our knowledge of the gospels.
We should preserve an attitude of criticism as to what Jesus said,
an attitude of spiritual criticism as to what he meant, and finally
we should consider what moral obligations these sayings entail.
In his second lecture, on Saturday afternoon, April 16, Dr.
Harris told the story of his discovery of the lost "Odes of Solomon,"
a discovery which is the first representative of a class of books
which had entirely disappeared.
For we have had no definite record left to us of the existence
of songs in the early church. That hymns and chants were used,
even in the time of Paul, we know from fragments found in the
New Testament. Among these, we find, in Colossians 3: 10, the
words "teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and
hymns and spiritual songs;" and again in I Timothy 3: 16, what is
evidently part of an old hymn— "God was manifest in the flesh,
justified in the spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles,
believed on in the world, received up into glory." But there has
been no collection of songs extant, such as the early Christians
must have used.
A book, the "Psalms of Solomon." has been known for several
years; it consists of a collection of Psalms evidently written about
50 B. C. But the fact that we should look for another book, the
"Odes of Solomon," has been made evident from two sources.
Lactantius, one of the early Christian fathers, quotes from the
"Odes," which probably were translated into Latin by the fourth
century. Again, in "Pistis Sophia," which, however, is a gnostic
book, several "Odes" are quoted. This gives rise to the question
as to whether the "Odes" were not themselves gnostic.
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In January', 1909, as Dr. Harris was arranging the books in his
library, he came across a pile of Syriac manuscript. Idly picking up
one of these, he became interested by its strange resemblance to an
old Psalter, and started to translate it. He found first a quotation
from the "Psalms of Solomon," which arrested his attention; then
as he went on, he discovered the originals of all the passages quoted
by Lactantius and "Pistis Sophia." These identifications, as well
as the general character of the songs have convinced Dr. Harris that
he has at last discovered the missing "< ides."
He read several of his translations of different Odes, explaining
the characteristics which they display. They give no information
with regard to the history of the church and use no canonical say-
ings; yet, although Jesus is mentioned only indefinitely as the
Messiah, or Christ, it is evident that He has come to earth. The
whole tone of the "Odes," the spirituality and Christian truth
which they show, seems to place their writing in the first century,
perhaps about 75 A.D. That they are not gnostic Dr. Harris
proved by a simple interpretation of those passages, whose meaning
has been misinterpreted by the gnostic author of "Pistis Sophia."
He declares that there is no doubt that there has been discovered an
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RADCLIFFE AND WELLESLEY DISCUSS EQUAL
It is much to be regretted that the Wellesley girls scarcely
know their Radcliffe sisters. The Executive Committee of the
Wellesley Equal Suffrage League realized how much we are missing
when they spent Monday afternoon, April the tenth, with the Rad-
cliffe Executive Committee and discussed questions of common in-
terest over a cup of tea.
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room. Our hostesses, with their soft English accents, would have
bewildered any one whose idea of a suffragist is of a stalwart Amazon.
They told us of their plans and their difficulties, and we felt ourselves
very fortunate in the support of our Dean and the majority of the
faculty. In comparing notes we found that the Radcliffe League has
a greater number of members proportionately than ours, but we
compare quite favorably considering our short life as an organization.
We have already over a hundred members and the whole college
has not as yet been canvassed. We find, much to our encouragement,
that most of the girls plead ignorance, while comparatively few,
indifference, which promises well for the futun : lor as soon as it is
realized that the League is formed to consist of girls who do not
know definitely enough to be able to judge, but who want to know,
the membership will be increased. The League is going to give the
girls a chance to know so that at lei - students cannot be
accused of ignorance in regard to a question which so vitally concerns
many women in more unfavorable circumstances.
The Radcliffe League endeavors, as we do, to get speakers both
for and against equal suffrage: for they feel that college is the place
for intelligent investigation rather than propaganda. Mrs. George
who is to lecture on May 5 at S o'clock in the Agora House before
the members of our club, also presented the anti-suffrage movement
to the members of the Radcliffe League. Perhaps we might explain
here that the Wellesley League is to have one open meeting this year,
to which all the members of the college are invited, and which we
hope to be addressed by Mr. Max Eastman, who is reported to have
swept Cornell by storm. In addition there are to be at least two
informal meetings to which only the members are invited— hence.
the advantage of being a member. At one of these Mrs. George is
10 speak; and at the other, perhaps, Mr. Nash.
We came away from the tea feeling indebted to the Radcliffe
girls for many new ideas and fresh inspiration.
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In addition to notes concerning graduates, the Alumnae
column will contain items of interest about members of the
Faculty, past and present, and former students.
Miss Margaret Hull. 1909, is teaching Latin in Silver Creek,
The management of the private school conducted for twenty-
two years by Miss Caroline Pierce has been transferred by her to
Miss Mary Ware and Miss Julia B. Park, 1901, who have been
teaching in the school for some time.
Miss Ruth E. Whiting, 1906, is teaching English and Latin in
the Chester (Conn.) High School.
Miss Nellie Taylor Cope, 1888-89, is teaching in the Shaw
School, Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts.
Miss Helen M. Farrell, 1908, is teaching in Walnut Hill School,
The Ohio Valley Wellesley Club has kindly extended an invita-
tion for luncheon on May 14, to all the former Wellesley students
who visited Cincinnati at the time when the Federation of Women's
Clubs met in May. All those desiring to attend arc asked to write
as soon as possible to Mrs. A. I. Cobb, 1559 Garrard Avenue, Cov-
Miss Winifred Vandervoort, of the class of 1907. 1(l ^ Ir - Stanley
Rand, of Tonawanda, New York.
March 7, 1910, at Berry School, Rome, Georgia, a son, Alexan-
der Purkis, to Emily Freeland MeClain, 1906.
March 20, 1910, in Maiden, Massachusetts, a daughter, Mar-
joric, to Mrs. Clifford E. Paige (Alice Cutler Perry, 1907), and grand-
daughter to Mrs. Joseph M. Perry (('.race L. Cutler, 1876-78).
April 8, 1910, in Wellesley, suddenly, Lydia A. Beebe, widow
of the late Captain John A. Beebe, and mother of Alice G. Beebe,
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will have upon it cannot yet be predicted, whether it will display
a marvelous tail as in 1456 A. I)., or an insignificant one as in 1607,
or a medium one as in 1835.
It may be of interest to know the predictions in reference to the
best times for observation of Halley's comet the next months.
April 1(1 the sun rises at 5.18 o'clock and Halley's comet one
hour and thirty minutes before the sun, that is, at 3.48 A.M. It will
be due almost east in the sky near the horizon.
May 10, the sun rises 4.44 o'clock, the comet two hours, forty
minutes before the sun, or at about 2 A.M. The comet will lie near
Algenib, the star in the Square of Pegasus nearest the vernal equinox.
May 18, at 10.36 P.M. the comet begins its transit across the
sun's disk, visible on the other side of the earth, where the sun is
up. The comet is then exactly between us and the sun and the tail
directed towards the earth. If the tail is fourteen million miles
it will envelope the earth as comets' tails did twice in the last century.
Possibly we may see a phosphorescence in the sky, possibly nothing.
May 20 the sun sets at 7.19 P.M. and the comet, which will be
near Aldcbcran, one hour after the sun, a little north of the west point.
May 27 the sun sets at 7.26 o'clock and the comet, which will be
near the Head of Hydra, will set four hours after the sun or not until
near midnight. ^
June 15 the sun sets at 7. 38 P.M. and the comet three hours and
twenty minutes after the sun, or about 11 P.M. Soon'aftcr this the
comet will probably disappear from distance not to be seen by most
of us again from this planet.
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